January will arguably be Celtic’s most important window for transfers.

The Hoops and bitter rivals Rangers are almost neck and neck this season.

Some fans are looking at manager Neil Lennon to bring a couple of more bodies in to cement their lead. Likewise, others will need to go as they are passed their sell by date.

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But, just what are the best and worst scenarios that the Celtic faithful can hope for?

Best case scenarios for Celtic January transfers

Keeping French Eddy

Fans will be desperate to keep the club’s record signing in the winter transfer window.

Celtic fans are hoping that Odsonne Edouard isn’t on the list of transfers out of the club. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He is the Bhoys’ biggest contributor to goals and assists combined this season. Perhaps a big money move in the summer will come, but for now Odsonne Edouard is a must have for the title race.

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Signing a new striker

Although the fans want Edouard to stay, they’ll equally want a challenger or back-up for him. The press report that the Celts are in for Andraž Sporar who comes with a good reputation.

However it’ll also mean the likes of Leigh Griffiths or Vakoun Bayo leaving the club in some way.

 

Signing Fraser Forster permanently

The big man has lived up to his former reputation as a match winning keeper.

Celtic must be looking at signing Fraser Forster this winter window. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Celtic fans now want the Englishman back permanently from Southampton, following this loan spell. It could cost big money to bring him in, but his performances so far are proving that he’s worth it.

Worst case scenarios

Failing to get rid of the dead wood

There are many Hoops stars whose times are well and truly up at the club. The likes of Scott Sinclair, Jack Hendry and Craig Gordon are to name but a few.

All these players command big wages and are only taking up space in the dressing room now.

Not getting the right quality in for Europe

The last couple of January windows have been abysmal in hindsight with players not making an impact.

Neil Lennon should use window for Champions League building. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Lennon must learn from the mistakes of previous gaffers to bring in European quality to the club.

Yes, the Copenhagen game is important, but the Irishman should be looking to build early for the Champions League.

Letting go of Jozo Simunovic

The big Croatian has hardly played this season due to injury but it would be a disaster to let him go. He is the only real back-up centre-half the club that isn’t a player in his unnatural position.

The only way Simunovic should be allowed to leave is if a suitable quality replacement is brought in.

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